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McNellis: Uber’s Johnny Cab Future

By John McNellis While Uber isn’t exactly driving straight to the bank, it may get there yet. The company has ripped through $10 billion to date, but its latest report...
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McNellis: Don’t Cry for Argentina

By John McNellis Confucius has been mistranslated for 2500 years. The master didn’t really say, “When prosperity comes, do not use all of it.” The correct translation is, “Never buy...
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The Foreclosure Crisis and Legal Change

By Karl E. Geier With the “housing collapse” and the ensuing “foreclosure crisis” behind us, it is time to assess the myriad changes in the law of mortgage lending and...
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McNellis: Oh, Lucky Man

By John McNellis As the red-staters in Congress gather yet again this week to disembowel the Affordable Care Act, it may be worth considering why it is that so many...

Electric Charging Stations Are Next Commercial Property Frontier

By John Kalb Consumers are buying electric vehicles in greater numbers and beginning to create demand for charging stations in workplaces, public places, shopping centers and apartments. The famously progressive...
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Can I use my IRA to Buy Real Estate?

By Bruce Ferry A common question from clients, or often times from people at dinner parties, is “Can I use my IRA money to buy real estate?” The easy answer...
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McNellis: Investing in Accidental Assets

By John McNellis Casting about in the cluttered basement the night before our firm’s annual Christmas lunch, I happened across a couple bottles of wine, survivors from a purchase made...
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Still Room for Growth in Housing Market

Industry perspectives from PCBC 2018 By Erica A. Bose, Mathew A. Wyman and Christopher D. Stark Developers, capital providers and other industry professionals attended the Pacific Coast Builders Conference (PCBC) in...
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McNellis: Is Retail’s Middle Earth Flat?

By John McNellis We own and develop suburban neighborhood shopping centers within about a two-hour drive of San Francisco. We both build new projects and manage a portfolio of centers...
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Tech-Driven Crowdfunding Sites Lower Barriers to CRE Investment

This article also appears in The VIEW, the quarterly publication jointly curated by the three Bay Area chapters of Commercial Real Estate Women (CREW)—CREW San Francisco, CREW East Bay,...